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Thread: Quilting Christmas Wish List Help!!!

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    Super Member Quilting Aggi's Avatar
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    Hi all!!!

    I'm hoping you can help me out!

    A good friend of mine started sewing with us in our Thursday night sewing group lately. She completed her first quilting project tonight. She made a beautiful crazy patch cushion.

    She is now hooked on quilting and is anxious to get started. For now she has been using my little 1945 Singer Feather weight to sew on, but she plans to purchase a machine of her own in the next couple of weeks.

    Now she is trying to figure out what she needs!!! Can you help me out with creating a wish list for her? She can get some basics and then the rest of the list she can give to her fiancee for some Christmas gift and stocking stuffer ideas.

    Please help me create a list for her!

    Cheers
    Andrea

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    Does she have a cutting mat yet? If not make sure her wish list is for a bigger one than mine. It's only 17 x 14 and that can be a pain.

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    Mat (mine is 23x23 and cut a 44" piece folded in half), ruler (a long one at least 22 inches and a 12.5 inch square), rotary cutter(I love my 13 dollar 45mm fiskar), and fabric lots of fabric thats all I use when quilting, well other than my machine!!

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    fabric and thread every color under the sun and fabric and pins and more fabric. Oh and did I say fabric hehehe

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    a good rotary cutter

    a 6" X 24" ruler

    pins and a pin cushion

    scissors

    a seam ripper (a necessary evil!!)

    a beginner quilting book

    a gift card to a local quilt shop!!


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    and more fabric

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    Chalk marker, water eraser marker, snips, scissors, and a comfortable chair!

    Oh, and don'f forget MORE fabric!!

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    oh and did anyone meantion More fabric

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    Yep MORE FABRIC never have enough of that.
    A nice cheap ( :roll: ) iron that gets good and hot
    I like my mat that has a cutting mat on one side and a ironing surface on the other it is great to put by machine and easy to take along is you travel
    MAIN ITEM for me anyway SEAM RIPPER :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    I can't think of anything else to add....maybe more fabric?
    I dunno.......

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    some other items that are good to have include:

    patterns
    books
    freezer paper
    heat n bond light
    assortment of threads, including some bottom line thread and monofiliment
    if she can paper piece or wants to learn, she'll need an add-a-quarater ruler
    scissors - small pair and a larger pair; snips
    supply of chocolate to keep close by

    just ideas for 'extras" that are great to have on hand!

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    How about a nice organizer tote to carry all of it?

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    How about a subscription to McCall's Quick Quilts or some other magazine with easy beginner quilt patterns? A nice source of project ideas every month! :-D

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    Help her get organized early. Clear plastic boxes for storage. AND extra needles for that new machine.

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    a 12and a half inch square ruler! Great for when the 6x24 is too bulky and for squaring up blocks!

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    And, of course, she's going to need more fabric... :D

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    Thanks for all the great ideas gang!!! I'm just now getting to read some messages here. It has been a wild, insane and crazy week at work and when I got home from work yesterday I CRASHED!!! I had to get up early this morning to teach my class again, so I intend to have a nice loonnnnng sleep in tomorrow morning!

    I am going to make a list for her of all your great ideas along with ones I had told her about already.

    geeez.. I never thought of more fabric ;) Great suggestion!! I also realize that yes CHOCOLATE is mandatory for sewing and quilting. ooh and red wine!!!!

    My friend, Lesley, who I am making this list up for to give to her fiancee gave me a $25 gift certificate from Fabricville as a little thank you to get her back into the sewing/quilting world. I plan to put that certificate to good use.. hmmm what do you think... Fabric??? :)

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    add to these things a picture in a frame of the boyfriend to keep in her sewing room. :D

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    bobbins, snips, magnetic pin holder

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    I like the flower pins and my magnetic pin holder....makes life so easy.

    The best purchase I have made recently...don't know how I lived without it until now is........my 1/4" seam foot. OMG!!! love love love it.

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    Oh....I forgot to mention.............FABRIC! More and more fabric.

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    My daughter is just starting into quilting and is overwhelmed at the possibilities, but also realizes she "has to start somewhere". She is intrigued with jelly rolls and likes the fact that they are already color coordinated . . . SO . . . for her birthday I got her two jelly rolls and ordered a book, "Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts" . . . in looking at it I think it will have a range of skill levels. Hope to narrow things down for her abit. Carol

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    I quilted hot pads with the Square in a Square for our Quilt Boutique and they sold well. Just make a sqaure for that pattern, make a back and sew together after having quilted the pattern.

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    How about a gift card for an online store like Fat Quarter Quilters or the Fat Quarter Shop? I could blow about $500 there and never blink an eye!

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    I will see Lesley on Thursday and I'm going to create a list of all your ideas. She will have a huge list!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks sooooooooooo much for all your FABULOUS ideas!

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